Film bits and bobs

Eraserhead (1977)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: “Oh you are sick.” David Lynch’s feature debut is a monochrome fever dream of frustrated desires and horrific unease. Review: “They’re still not sure it is a … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 9 Comments

Pontypool (2008)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: In parochial Pontypool, a shock jock probes, prods and provokes the end of the world (as we know it). Cult Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald (Roadkill, … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

Waltz With Bashir (2008)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: In Ari Folman’s feature-length animated documentary, the filmmaker and one-time soldier sets out to reconstruct his repressed memories of the First Lebanon War. Review: Documentaries are … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Destricted (2006)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: Seven (or so) short films about the relationship between sex and art, including work from Matthew Barney (Cremaster) , Gaspar Noé (Irréversible) and Kids … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trash (2014)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliott) directs this British-Brazilian co-production in which three trash-sorting boys take the money and run. Review: A young Brazilian boy (Rickson … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Woman In Black: Angel of Death

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: The spectral ‘woman in black’ feeds off the loss and trauma of Second World War evacuees in this gothic sequel from director Tom Harper (The … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: John Madden (Shakespeare In Love, The Debt) gives seven English pensioners a new lease of life in Jaipur. Review: “You won’t see better for your grey … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: There are madcap penguins, a secret arctic agency, and a grudge-bearing octopus mastermind in this 3D animated spinoff from the Madagascar franchise. Review: “I reject nature!” … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Annabelle (2014)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: Cinematographer and sequel king John R. Leonetti tells the turn-of-the-Seventies origin story of a possessed doll last seen in The Conjuring. Review: If blockbuster cinema is … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview: Till Kleinert on The Samurai (2014)

Interview first published by Film4 Berlin-born Till Kleinert has led a double life. He started out writing and directing the feature-length apocalyptic horror The Longest Night – shot on poor-quality … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 1 Comment


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